The Institutional Review Board is adding new courses to its 101 workshops series, beginning with Central IRB 101. The course will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m., June 28, online. Log-in instructions will be emailed upon RSVP.
The IRB's Central IRB 101 Class will cover the basics of the Central IRB Reliance Program, which allows units conducting multi-site, industry-sponsored clinical trials to rely on an external central IRB under qualifying circumstances. This session will include a brief overview of the program, the SLU process for using central IRB's as well as the specifics of working with our current established partners including eligibility requirements, the submission process and investigator's post-approval requirements.
The current central IRB partners under contract with Saint Louis University to review eligible studies include: NCI CIRB, Quorum Review IRB, Schulman Associates IRB (SAIRB), StrokeNet IRB and Western IRB (WIRB) and Affiliates (Copernicus Group, Aspire, Midlands, & New England).
Use of a central IRB is restricted to researchers or research units conducting eligible industry-sponsored, clinical trials.